The United Nations has declared 2015 the International Year of Light, and to recognise the start of the event, the Chandra X-ray Center is releasing a set of images that combine data from telescopes tuned to different wavelengths of light.
University of Colorado researchers are poised to update NASA on their revolutionary Aragoscope concept — a telescope in geostationary orbit capable of imaging objects in space or on Earth at hundreds of times the resolution of the Hubble Space Telescope.
Yale University-led researchers have been able to study both the bright and dim phases of a quasar in a single source, an object that had dimmed by a factor of six or seven, compared with observations from a few years earlier.
The sci-fi film “Interstellar” raised the idea of space-time tunnels between worlds to recent public consciousness, but a new study prompts scientists to consider Milky Way wormholes as science fact and re-think dark matter more accurately.
Australian researchers analysing galactic dust from the last 25 million years within Pacific Ocean floor sediments found far less plutonium-244 from supernovae than expected, findings that are at odds with current theories.
NASA’s Dawn spacecraft is now less than two months away from capture into orbit around Ceres for a 16-month study of the dwarf planet — and its cameras are already revealing tantalising surface details.